Lee Valley Outlook v15e17 Aug. 23 2018

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Roovesmore from Coachford Greenway ©Lee Valley Outlook

Lee Valley Diary

August Art Exhibition at Town Hall Gallery, Macroom, Tues to Sat, 11a.m. to 4p.m.
Auditions for Super Trouper – Mamma Mia Sun 26th Aug at Riverside Park Hotel
Going Bats. An Introduction to Bats at Áras Abán, Baile Mhúirne Wed. Aug. 29 at 7.30p.m.
Carriganima Fun Run/walk on Sat Sept 1 at 3.30pm.
Famine Pot Unveiling of plaque in Cúil Aodha, Sat 1st Sept at 3.30pm
Dancing at Mushera: on Sun , Sept 9 3.30 – 5.30p.m.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club Demonstration, Thurs 13th Sept at Coolcower House
Ealú Lua Adventure Race Sat 15th Sept
Terence MacSwiney weekend at Kilmurry Museum 19th - 21st Oct.
Kilmurry Parish Schools exhibition from Sat. 3rd Nov at Kilmurry Museum
Independence Museum Kilmurry opening hours Fri, Sat and Sun 2pm to 5pm for 2018.
Macroom Library
Macroom Bypass Road Excavation Findings Aug 24th 2 - 3pm
Summer Stars Party Sat. Aug 25th at 12 noon.
Bridge Club Aug 29th at 10am
Adult Book Club Sept 5th at 11.30am.
Purlies Knitting Group Sept. 6 at 11.30am.
Juvenile Book Club Sept 8th at 3pm.
Tuesday opening till 7.30p.m. from Sept. 4.
Ballyvourney Library
Heritage Week talk on Bypass archaeology 24th Aug at 11am.
Knitting & Craft Group, 11am every Tuesday morning.
Book Club the first Tuesday of every month at 10.30 am.
Ciorcal cainte Aoine 7ú Meán Fómhair agus gach coicís ina dhiaidh sin.
Heritage Week Events
'Sharing Stories'. 23 August, 8pm - 9:30pm. Coachford GAA Community Centre
Macroom Bypass Road Excavation Findings Aug 24th Baile Bhúirne Library 11a.m. Macroom Library at 2pm
Blarney House and Gardens. 26 August, 10am - 2pm.
Ceol Cois Laoi 26 August, 3pm - 5pm. Picnic Area, Regional Park, Ballincollig.
Macroom Food Festival Sept. 20 - 23
Thurs. 20. Vintage Tea Dance in Castle Hotel.
Fri. 21. Masquerade Ball at Riverside Park Hotel.
Sat. 22. Kids’ Zone. Taste Trail. International Flavours. Crystal Swing.
Sun. 23. Giant Food Market. Army Band. Schools’ Cook Off. Finale Party in Castle Hotel.
LVEB Shows at Riverside Park Hotel
Auditions for Mama Mia on Sun 26th Aug at Riverside Park Hotel from 5pm.
Donal Ring Céilí Band & Guests on Fri Sept 7th at 8.00pm.
"Walking back to Happiness", Fri Sept 14 at 8.00pm.
Annmarie O’Riordan in Concert Fri 5th Oct at 8.30 pm.
Super Trouper – Mamma Mia. 12th/ 13th /14th October with Lee Valley Young Players.
Carrigadrohid Tidy Towns - Fund Raising Concert. Fri 26th Oct at 8:00pm.
Murray & Begley in Concert Fri 9th Nov at 8:00pm.
The Matchmaker Thurs 15th Nov at 8:00pm.
Songbook with Jim Reeves. Fri 23rd Nov at 8:00pm.
The Nualas Christmas Glam Slam. Sat 1st Dec at 8:00pm.

We are pleased to publicise Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. in this fortnightly Diary. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine. Please email information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; telephone 026 41891 or post to Killarney Road, Macroom by the Monday before publication. Remember you can access back issues of the Lee Valley Outlook at www.macroom.ie

Macroom Updates

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Macroom Senior Citizen Committee in the 1980s. 50th anniversary commemoration is on August 29. All welcome ©SMcS

50 Years of Meals on Wheels and More

At the end of the ‘60s, Macroom was a fairly depressed town. Emigration, unemployment and poverty were still rife. Apart from a meagre old age pension, there was little care available for the elderly or the handicapped. But a new awareness, a new sense of community care, was awakening. Free secondary education had just been introduced and students were being bussed to the towns’ three second-level schools. This helped bring conditions in rural areas into focus.
In Macroom, a group, mainly made up of women let it be said, became involved in community care. They were all busy people but still found time to help others. As members of Rehab, they helped people who had been largely ignored up to then. Sheila Kelleher, Coolehane, was a dentist with the Southern Health Board. It was suggested to her by SHB personnel that a Meals on Wheels service for the elderly was badly needed in Macroom and district. Sheila got some of her friends from Rehab – Nessa Lucey, Eileen Hackett and others - involved and, by March 1968, they had sourced meals from the local hotels and organised their delivery. Eleven elderly people living alone each received a hot meal three of five days a week. Charlie Twomey of Barrett Place was a huge help with deliveries.
Some months later it was decided to set up Macroom Geriatric Society, whose stated aim was to formalise the provision of meals and to organise visitation and identify services required by the elderly. From its inaugural meeting in June 1968, Macroom Geriatric Society, now Macroom Senior Citizens and Active Retired, has brought the elderly from being voiceless, helpless dependents waiting for death to active, independent citizens. It provided not just charity, but entertainment, exercise, social outings, education, fulfilment and fun.
Though not at the first meeting, Regina Casey has been active in Macroom Senior Citizens Committee since the start. Over the 50 years, she has served as Treasurer as far back as 1971 and is Secretary from 1995 to the present day. She has seen growth and change over the decades, with the association going from having meetings in the Victoria Hotel, to the building of a hall in Barrett Place, to the Fr. Ryan Hall, Sullane Place and Sullane Haven. She remembers early challenges, when members baked the buns and cakes for socials in the hall in advance. In 1978 they brought 110 guests on an outing to Cork, with a boat trip included. Catering was provided in the Lough Community Centre.
Mai Leahy remembers the fun and friendship, as well as the hard physical work undertaken by members in the 1970s and 80s. Members took it in turn, two evening a week, to go to the Fr. Ryan Hall to prepare vegetables and desserts for next day’s dinner. They washed, painted and repaired houses in need, even replacing curtains at their own expense. Mai remembers the work done by Michael Coakley, Sheila O’Donoghue, Jack Cotter and others. She particularly praised the work done over decades by Teresa Buckley, sorting laundry, visiting residents and helping in every way. She also had words of appreciation for Paddy Madden of the Southern Health Board who was most supportive of what was being undertaken. He organised a Seminar on care for the elderly, which was very innovative at the time and most helpful.
50 years of Macroom Senior Citizens will be recalled at a function in the Fr. Ryan Hall on Wednesday, August 29 at 8p.m. An open invitation is extended to all past members and their families and the many non-members who helped with meal delivery, transport, sourcing fuel, minor repairs, fundraising, sponsorship, catering, entertainment etc. over the decades. Old photographs and memorabilia will be on display and a booklet attempting to trace the history of the association during the past half century will be available.

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St. Mary’s students celebrate their Leaving Cert results 2018 ©An Scoil

Excellent Leaving Cert Results at St Mary’s

There was huge excitement and delight in St Mary’s Secondary School on the 15th of August when the anxious wait for the Leaving Certificate results came to an end. All of the students’ hard work, motivation and dedication paid off, with over 72% (37.2% Nationally) of the group receiving over 400 points, over 54% (13.2% Nationally) of students receiving over 500 points. One student, Laura O’Reilly, achieved the maximum 625 points.
Student, Karla O’ Shea, was over the moon “All the hard work that both us, students and teachers, have put into preparing for these exams has clearly paid off and we honestly couldn’t be happier!”, she said. Parent, Maria O’Shea, was delighted with her daughter’s results. “The girls worked so hard all year and deserved the great results they achieved”, she said.
Students beat the National Averages in subjects across the board! The school management would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the students, parents and teachers involved. We are extremely proud of the girls and would like to wish them all the very best of luck in the future.

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Macroom Food Festival crowds. The 2018 Festival runs September 20 - 23 ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Food Festival – September 20 - 23 2018.

Macroom’s 7th annual Food Festival is scheduled for the second-last weekend in September and again promises an exciting line-up of events. It will run in the Main Square, the Castle Hotel, various pubs, cafés and restaurants and the Riverside Park Hotel and will include lots of food, music and fun for all the family: a vintage tea dance, an elegant Masquerade evening, a kids’ zone, the Macroom Taste Trail, a Multicultural food flavours event, a monster outdoor food market, a schools cook-off competition, interactive children’s entertainment, live music, & more.
The Vintage Tea Dance, in the Castle Hotel on Thursday, will kick-start the weekend in style. Prizes for Best Dressed Lady and Gentleman, so get your vintage glad rags aired. Friday will feature the Festival’s first ever Masquerade at The Riverside Park Hotel, a glamorous evening of masks, music and, of course, delicious food, put together by local chefs.
Saturday morning, children will have fun at the Kids Zone Marquee on the Main Square. A host of entertaining activities is lined up: Catch a story at our new Story Time corner, have your face painted, get a balloon shape made or get crafty with Aaron, the Balloon Man. On Saturday afternoon, visitors will be able to take part in the ever-popular taste trail. Take a leisurely stroll around Macroom’s pubs, shops and restaurants and sample freshly prepared local produce while enjoying live music along the way. Tickets are €3 per tasting and are available from all participating venues and the festival HQ. From 5pm, come and celebrate multiculturalism through food with the International Food Flavours Marquee on the Main Square – you can discover a fantastic array of food from around the world: tickets are €1 per country or, exchange one taste trail ticket for three countries.
The festivities continue on Saturday evening in the Main Square, with Crystal Swing performing all their hits at 9pm and support bands starting from 7.30pm. There will be food stalls too, providing plenty of sustenance for all!
The massive outdoor food market will return on Sunday and there will be tons of entertainment for all the family, with face painting, balloon magic, live music from the Army Band of the Southern Command and lots more. Students will get competitive at the Schools Cook-Off and, as always, there will be lots to eat and drink. The festival will close with a massive festival finale party at the Castle Hotel.
Now in its 7th year, the festival has become a firm favourite and in the past number of years has drawn crowds of over 10, 000. The organising committee is hard at work putting together a programme which they hope will please food connoisseurs, families and music lovers alike, all the while showcasing the wonderful produce that Macroom, Cork, Kerry & Munster can offer.
Please contact the organising team on 026-20544 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Maurice Healy, 2nd from left, winner of €20,000, in Cork G.A.A. Clubs’ Draw, receiving his cheque from Pearse Murphy, Draw Co-ordinator, 2nd from right. Also included, Pat O’Connell, Secretary, Conor Buttimer, seller and John O’Mahony, Chairman Macroom G.A.A. ©Lee Valley Outlook

Macroom Library

As part of Heritage Week, the Purlies Knitting Group have created a fantastic display titled ‘The Woollen Experience’ which is in our library window, just inside our front door and at the back of the library.
Having seen wool deemed “worthless” by some, and “out of fashion” by others, the group felt that they needed to promote the use of wool in its many and varied forms, and to prove those views as incorrect. This resulted in the group creating a huge collection of woollen items. They could have even brought much more if we had larger windows! Please take a look at all of their hard work the next time you are passing by the library.
To further celebrate Heritage Week, the library will be hosting a talk on the ‘Archaeology of the Macroom Bypass.’ The talk will take place on August 24th from 2-3pm during which archaeologist Deirdre McCarthy will speak on the finding/discoveries of the excavations, which will include a photographic display. Admission is free and we hope you can join us.
On August 25th at 12pm we will finally be holding our Summer Stars Party and will be awarding certificates to all the fantastic young readers who took part during the summer. Participants will also be in with a chance to win some prizes in our raffle which will take place on the day. We would love for you all to come along and help us celebrate the great efforts of the children who continued to read during their school holidays!
The Bridge Club will be in action on August 29th at 10am. New members are always welcome. From September 4th onwards the library’s Tuesday closing-time will return to 7.30pm, which means you will have an extra two hours each week to come visit us!
The Adult Book Club will resume on September 5th at 11.30am. The Purlies Knitting Club will be meeting on September 6th at 11.30am. New members are welcome. The Juvenile Book Club will resume on September 8th at 3pm.
Lost in the library: A small plastic card holder with business cards & a small sum of money was lost in the library during the month.
Also a pair of glasses & contact lenses were found on the path near the bus stop & handed into the library. Enquire 026/42483.

Autumn Shows at Riverside Park Hotel

The Lee Valley Enterprise Board will present a series of shows at the Riverside Park Hotel from now to Christmas.
Donal Ring Céilí Band & Guests will appear on Friday September 7th at 8.00pm. Tickets €16. Welcome back to the golden days of Cork entertainment when good, old-fashioned humour along with classic music were the order of the day. Headlining the nights will be the wonderful Cork Tenor, Terry McCarthy and comedian, Frank Twomey, who will have you splitting with laughter. Special guests on the night are the Donal Ring Ceilí Band, who are now 60 years in the business. Be sure not to miss out on some of Cork’s finest talent!
On Friday, September 14, "Walking back to Happiness", a 60's and 70's Music Show, will be on stage at the Riverside Park at 8.00pm. Tickets€20 / €18 Concession. “Walking back to happiness” was a great success on its 2017 visit. It features Patricia Robinson singing a very wide selection of hit songs through the years from artists like, Cilla Black, You’re my World, Petula Clark- Downtown, Shirley Bassey- Goldfinger, Celine Dion- My heart will go on, Nancy Sinatra-These Boots are Made for Walking, Plus songs from Karen Carpenter, Sandie Shaw, Barbara Streisand, and many others. It’s a very fast paced hit show with the emphasise on great tunes from yesterday which will make you want to sing-along, clap your hands, stomp your feet and really have a great, enjoyable, clean family entertainment, full of nostalgia, guaranteed to make you feel happy for a couple of hours.
Annmarie O’Riordan in Concert on Friday 5th October at 8.30 pm. Tickets:€15 / €12 Concession. Annmarie's wonderfully distinctive singing voice has become superbly recognisable not only at national levelbut increasingly on a much wider international scale.
Super Trouper – Mamma Mia. 12th/13th/14th October. 8:00pm (12th & 13th)& 3:00pmpm on Sunday 14th October. Tickets: Adults €15 / €10 Students & Children. Lee Valley Enterprise Board is delighted to present Super Trouper- Mamma Mia performed by the Lee Valley Young Players. Auditions for this production will take place on Sunday 26th August at Riverside Park Hotel from 5pm. This wonderful performance is directed and choreographed by Margot Carlisle of Carlisle Stage School, Cork, with Gerard Collins as Assistant Director.
Carrigadrohid Tidy Towns - Fund Raising Concert. Friday 26th October at 8:00pm. Tickets: Adults €12 / €8 Students & Children. You are guaranteed a night with a great variety of entertainment and variety, with Comedy, Music, Song and Story Telling... This show is not to be missed!
Murray & Begley in Concert Friday 9th November at 8:00pm. Tickets: €15. Macroom's own Jim Murray, who is one of Ireland’s finest guitarists, and the renowned accordion player and singer, Séamus Begley, team up to create one of Country’s most popular musical duos. This show is not to be missed.
The Matchmaker – John B. Keane. Thursday 15th November at 8:00pm. Tickets: €20. Directed by Michael Scott, the production stars television favourites Mary McEvoy & Jon Kenny! The play follows the efforts of Dicky Mick Dicky O’Connor to make matches for the lonely and lovelorn.
Friday night Songbook with Jim Reeves. Friday 23rd November at 8:00pm. Tickets:€20. Macroom Senior Citizens Sullane Project presents Jim Reeves in the Friday night Songbook. This unforgettable evening of nostalgia and bitter-sweet memories is one you simply cannot miss!
The Nualas Christmas Glam Slam. Saturday 1st December at 8:00pm. Tickets: €18. It’s Christmas time. There’s no need to be afraid. Or maybe there is! In a world where Christmas is getting less Christmassy, The Nuala’s hit Macroom with a dangerously Christmassy show. Expect to be battered about the head with hilarious seasonal chat and laughs!
Tickets available for the shows above from Kay at our South Square Box Office in Macroom, which is open on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday from 11:00am to 4:00pm and on Friday from 11.00am to 3.30pm. Phone 026 41174 or 087 1663395 - Website: www.macroom.ie. Please check out the next edition of the Lee Valley Outlook for more exciting show announcements at Riverside Park Hotel Macroom.


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Snippets may include details of upcoming Lee Valley functions, fundraisers, sports events etc. We may include commercial events that are also being advertised simultaneously in the magazine.
Back to School After the best summer in living memory, students and school staff are now about to begin a new school year. We wish them every blessing, happiness and fulfilment during 2018 – 19. As always, we welcome photographs of new classes and will publish them over the coming issues of the Lee Valley Outlook. We will also be glad to publicise upcoming school events and achievements. Please email photos in large jpg format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Bail ó Dhia ar an obair.
Archaeological Finds. As part of National Heritage Week, findings made in the Baile Bhúirne – Macroom area during preparatory work for Macroom Bypass, will be described by archaeologist, Deirdre McCarthy at two sessions on August 24th. She will be in Baile Bhúirne Library at 11a.m. and Macroom Library at 2pm.
Going Bats. An Introduction to Bats by Bat Expert, Conor Kelleher, ag Áras Abán, Baile Mhúirne ar an gCéadaoin an 29ú Lúnasa An chéad léacht mar chuid de sraith léachtaí bunaithe ar Flóra agus Fána eagraithe ag Dúlra & Dúchas Bhaile Mhúirne - The first in a series of lectures based on Flora & Fauna organised by Dúlra & Dúchas Bhaile Mhúirne. Sciatháin Leathair on Wednesday, August 29 @ 7:30in. €5 for adults. Children free. Lecture in English. Tuilleadh eolais 087-6688209.
Kilmurry GAA is hosting the Cork County GAA Lotto draw on Thursday 30th August in Kilmurry GAA Complex.
Closer to Home: Stories of Peacemaking on Saturday 1st September at 7.30p.m. in Café church parish centre, Church Hill, Carrigrohane t12 rx57. In conversation are Bon Secours, Sister Consilia Dennehy and Brother David Jardine, Peacemakers, who in Belfast troubled times resisted evil with love, prayer and laughter. Music by David Backhouse.
Mid Cork Junior A Football Championship Final will take place in Kilmurry GAA pitch at 6pm on Sunday 2nd September.
Macroom Flower & Garden Club presents Floral Demonstration with Breda Keohane AOIFA, entitled ‘Autumn Splendour’, Thursday 13th of September at Coolcower House, Macroom 026-41695. New members and visitors most welcome. Club Competitions Contact Secretary 087-9821708 (note AOIFA Friendly Bouquet Day Friday 21st September).
'Just for Mams' programme was rolled out in Macroom in conjunction with CDYS Macroom Good Lives and Tusla/Springboard recently at a presentation lunch with Brian Williams, Regional Director CDYS and Dermot Casey, Springboard, Tusla. Also present were Kevin Rafferty, Susan Pearmain and Karen O' Callaghan, CDYS Macroom Good Lives.
Referee Kits were recently presented by the Mid Cork Board to the referees of Mid Cork at Coachford. In attendance were Pat O’Leary, Chairman, Mid Cork Referees Association, Pat Malone, Cathaoirleach Mid Cork Board GAA, John Ryan Assistant Secretary, Mid Cork Referees Association, Dave Lee, Cisteoir Mid Cork Board, William Buckley Leas Cathaoirleach Mid Cork Board.
Kilmurry Museum Terence MacSwiney weekend 19th to 21st October. Events include opening address by Cathal Brugha MacSwiney. "A look at the conqueror" a lecture by Gabriel Doherty UCC. The poetry of Terence MacSwiney introduced by Dr Mary Breen. Tour of MacSwiney locations in the local area with Michael Galvin. Tickets will be available on Event Brite and From Museum.
Kilmurry Parish Schools exhibition. Official opening Saturday 03rd November at Independence Museum Kilmurry presented by KHAA. View lots of old school photographs. Read stories of old school days. Inspect artefacts. Exhibition will continue 2pm to 5pm every Sunday in November (4th,11th,18th,25th)
Aghinagh G.A.A. Lotto: August 5. Jackpot €3,550. Numbers drawn 10, 15 and 40. No winner. €50 Noel Nunan, Caherbaroule. €20 each: Derry and Rita Kelleher, Coolanidane, Pat and Mary Leahy Coolkisha, Michael Shaughnessy c/o Don McCarthy, Eileen Sommers,c/o Jason McCarthy.
August 12. Jackpot €3,700. Numbers drawn 16, 18 and 21. €50 Tim Lyons, Dromree. €20 each: John Hubbard, Ballyvongane. Luara, Tara and JoJo O'Riordan, C/O The Láine Bar. Conor & Lily Mai Hickey, Ballinagree. Michael & Marian Crowley, Dromree.
Clondrohid G.A.A. Lotto 1/8/ 2018. Jackpot €5000. No winner. €70 Anne O’Mahony, Clondrohid €20 each: Ned Murphy, c/o Danone. Carmel Murphy, Macroom. Mary Kelleher, Moulnahorna. Gerard Kelleher, Moulnahorna.
8/8/ 2018. Jackpot €5200. No winner. €70 Mary Doyle, Carrigaphooka €20 each: Anne Casey, Rusheen. Niamh O’Riordan, Carriganima. Dan O’Regan, Codrum. Daniel Casey, Rusheen
15/8/ 2018. Jackpot €5400. No winner. €70 Darren O’Brien €20 each: Jackie O’Shea, Glendav. Yvonne Kelleher, Oakwood. Dan Kelleher, Moulnahorna. Annie Rooney, Coachford
Donoughmore G.A.A. Lotto August 7. Jackpot €2,200. Numbers Drawn: 1 7 22. No winner. €25 Lucky Dip Winners: 1. Mick McAloon 2. Gobnait Moynihan 3. Aidan O’Brien 4. Kay Healy 5. Kathleen O’Connell.
August 14. Jackpot €2,300. Numbers: 20 22 25. No winner €25 Lucky Dip Winners: 1. 1. Mary Wallace 2. Connie Naughton 3. Pat Barry 4. Hannah McCarthy 5. Kathleen O’Connell.
Kilmichael GAA Lotto August 6. Jackpot €15.000. Numbers: 15 – 20 – 21– 27; No Winner. €50 - Oliver McCarthy, Clonmoyle €25 each John O'Leary, Cooldorrihy. Danny C Kelleher, Ballingeary. Margaret Lehane, Deshure.
August 13. Numbers: 5 – 16 – 26 – 34. No Winner.€50 - Sheila Creedon, Knockane. €25 each: Peter O’Leary, Carrigboy. Barry O’Sullivan, c/o Dermot Foley. Mary Kelleher, Deshure.
Macroom FC Lotto 6/08/18. Jackpot €8,400. Numbers drawn: 1, 6, 10. Winner: Mary Cooney c/o Hound. €80 Mag and Dec O' Riordan c/o Fudge.. €20 each Cathy Dunton c/o Evelyn, Noel O' Driscoll c/o Mary Anne's, Angy c/o Lar's, Claire Mungovan c/o Evelyn. Huge congratulations to Mary Cooney from The Greyhound Bar who scooped the massive €8,400 jackpot on Aug 6th. Well done from all at Macroom FC.
13/08/18 Jackpot €1,000 Numbers drawn: 26, 27, 33. No Winner. €80: JJ Murphy. €20 each: Marian Coughlan c/o Joan, Paulie, Mgt Buckley c/o Cash, Breda Cotter c/o TPs.
20/08/18 Jackpot €1,200. Numbers drawn: 1, 11, 20. No Winner. €80 Mary Cooney c/o Hound. €20 each: Ronan family c/o Murray's, Alan Lynch c/o Murray's, Colm Oldham c/o Fudge, Michelle and Nicola c/o Hound
Macroom G.A.A. Lotto 07/08/2018. Jackpot €1600. Numbers drawn: 11-17-24. No Winner. €70. Catherine O'Donoghue, Annagannihy €20 each: Jennifer Buckley, 8 An Gleann. Margaret Kelly, Barrett Place. Conor Hayes, C/o Conor Buttimer. Julen Kingston, Coolyhane. Caoimhe & Clodagh Mullins, Coolea.
14/08/2018. Jackpot €1.800. No Winner. Numbers drawn: 9-19-26. €70 Olan Buckley, Kilnagurteen €20 each: Katie Dinneen, New Street. Maureen Cunningham, Sleaveen Road. Ted Kelleher, Gurteenroe. Kay Healy, Carrigaphooka. Jullette O'Riordan, Kilnamartryra.
Macroom GC Lotto 7th Aug. Jackpot €2200. Numbers Drawn: 4, 20, 35. No winner. €40 James Deane, Togher. €20 each: Richie Cullinane c/o Golden’s. Tom Fitz c/o Golf Club.
14th Aug. Jackpot €2300. Numbers drawn 2 12 15. No Winner. €40 Paschal Mc Swiney, Bishopstown €20 each Angy c/o Lars. Joe Cunningham, Kilnagurteen.
Rylane CPA Lotto: 6/8/2018 Jackpot €1,500. Numbers drawn:4 - 5 - 23. No Winner.€20 Mary Savage (Rylane); Jerry Hubbard (Aghabullogue); Tiernan Walsh (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Norma Walsh.
13/8/2018 Jackpot €1,600. Numbers drawn:10 - 18 – 39. No Winner.€20 Pauline Kelleher(Rylane); Pet O'Sullivan(Rylane); Vincent Carroll (Rylane). Seller's Prize €20: Crowleys.
Coachford AFC Lotto: 7/8/2018. Jackpot: €5,600. Numbers Drawn: 4 – 19 – 34. No Winner. €40 Brendan Galvin & Ger Carey. €20 Antoinette Philpott, Daniel Field, Martin Hubbard, John Herlihy.
13/8/2018. Jackpot: €5,800. Numbers Drawn: 17 – 22 – 34. No Winner. €40 Liam Casey. €20 Ducky, Shane Martin, Paddy Finnegan, Eamon Lynch.
20/8/2018. Jackpot: €6,000. Numbers Drawn: 9 – 21 – 29. No Winner. €40 Jim Bergin. €20 Lilly O’Donovan, Senan Noonan, Noel & Therese, Maria Carey (Online Ticket).

Lee Valley Updates

Vintage Flowers.

Macroom Flower & Garden Club were to hand recently at Crookstown Vintage Day 30th Anniversary and took part in a Floral Demonstration. Members of the Flower Club Committee were warmly welcomed on site and proceeded to marquee to set up. A large attendance had gathered for the official opening by Brendan Grace. Rain did not dampen the spirits and the crowd were entertained with music, floral demonstration, butter making and a large vintage and steam engine display. Special word of thanks to Mary Kenneally, Eugene McCarthy, Fiona O Driscoll and stewards for all their help and for the refreshments served on the day. Wishing the Vintage Club continued success and many more Vintage Day celebrations. Forward planning for September Thursday 13th Floral Demonstration at Coolcower House 8.00p.m. sharp by Breda Keohane AOIFA entitled “Shades of Autumn” Doors open at 7.00p.m. Please enter Club completions further and support Sales Table. Further information from Secretary 087-9821708

Clondrohid Updates

Leaving Cert Results: Congratulations to all those who received their Leaving cert results and their CAO places. Well done and good luck in the future from Clondrohid Development Group, and all in the parish.
Family Fun Day in GAA Grounds. A great day out was had by all who attended the annual family fun day in Clondrohid recently. Racing, running, cycling, penalty shoot outs, horse shoe throwing, buy a bun or biscuit and then decorate it was a treat. The burgers were a big take in another part of the field .bouncing castles, just to mention a few were all on offer. Peter Lane did an excellent job on the sound system A great raffle with all prizes donated. Thanks to Tim and Mary Lyons for the juvenile goal posts. Thanks to all who helped in any way to run this event, and to all who donated prizes.
Carriganima Fun Run/walk: This annual event will take place this year on Saturday Sept 1 at 3.30pm. Registration will take place in the Pub from 2.30pm. All funds go to Macroom and Millstreet hospitals. Music, refreshments and raffle will take place in the pub after the event.
Clondrohid Community Hall: Bookings for 2018/19 from September on being taken. All bookings if possible to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Persons who have been using the hall and having their balance paid up to date will get preference for times and dates going forward.
Education Bursaries: Macroom Credit Union is offering a 3rd level bursary of €1,000 to 1 student in each of the following schools: De La Salle Macroom, St. Mary‘s Macroom, McEgan College Macroom, Coachford College, Coláiste Ghobnatan Ballyvourney, Scoil Mhuire Ballingeary. Closing date for receipt of application is August 24. Contact Macroom Credit Union office or any of the Schools for more info. Or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a form. Good luck to everyone.
Dancing at Mushera: The next big occasion in Mushera will be on Sunday, September 9 from 3.30 to 5.30. pm. Music by Southern Pride. Everyone welcome.
G.A.A. News: U 16 East B1 league Blarney 2 12 Clondrohid 1 10. Clondrohid came out 2nd best on this league encounter with a strong Blarney side at home. Despite dominating the opening half the sides were level at half time. The concession of 2 goals in quick succession proved fatal to our lads and despite trying hard. there was no way back .
U16 challenge v Ballingeary. After a competitive challenge game, Clondrohid finished well on top . Thanks to Béal Átha for the game.
All Ireland hurling final: Great to see ‘Liam’ back in Munster again. Well done to Limerick on their great achievement.

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They’re Off in the u5 Sprint at Inchigeela Festival Fun Day ©Lee Valley Outlook

Inchigeela Updates

Carraig an Aifrinn. The recent mass at the Mass Rock on the South Lake Road was attended by a large crowd. The celebrants were Fr Anthony O’Mahoney P P and Fr Diarmuid Murphy. We remembered Fr Gerard Creedon who celebrated mass last year and whose untimely death occurred not long after his return to America.
Graveyard Mass Fr Anthony and Fr Diarmuid also con celebrated the annual mass at the graveyard. This gathering has increased in number each year and is comprised of, not only parishioners, but many from far away who remember relatives and friends who lie here.
Rose Escort Best wishes to Tim O’Shea who is escorting the Laois Rose in the Rose of Tralee competition
Litter problems Litter and some vandalism become a problem recently. It is regrettable. The litter warden has been around twice in the last month. Information and photos of littering incidents can be given to the litter unit at Cork County Council.
Football semi-final. Come out and support Iveleary when the lads play Ballincollig in the mid Cork semi-final at Ovens on Saturday 25th.
Festival. The Inchigeela Festival is over for another year and all agree that it was a great success. Celebrity chef Neven Maguire drew a huge crowd and among favourites providing music were the Michael English band and Bog The Donkey. Its success is a credit to the organizers and all volunteers who saw that everything ran smoothly.
Award Presentation. Three representatives of Inchigeela Tidy Towns were invited to the County Hall recently to accept the award certificate and a prize of €500 for the efforts made in keeping our area litter free, in a competition called “The Cork County Councils Litter Challenge”. It was a very pleasant occasion with a refreshment reception at first, followed by an invitation to sit in the council chambers, where the winning groups were addressed by Council representatives. The speakers congratulated the successful communities and emphasised the importance of towns and villages taking a pride in keeping their areas tidy and litter free. The occasion was also beneficial as groups learned a lot from one another and the occasion inspired everyone to be back on the leader board again next year.
Summer School. Another very successful week of lectures, watercolour, painting, music and drama has ended at the Daniel Corkery Summer School in Inchigeela. The general consensus is that it was highly successful and enlivened the village for a whole week.
Retirement. At a get-together in Creedon’s Hotel recently, Croí na Laoi members paid tribute to colleague, Billy Cotter, on his retirement from his community work in Inchigeela. Billy has contributed in no small way to the effort of the tidy towns group in the past number of years around the village, adding to the wonderful increase in marks awarded by the adjudicators. His stalwart work on the hall committee was also noted and it is hoped that although he is officially retired, he will still be part of the ongoing efforts in improving our area.

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Foireann Naomh Abán a bhuaidh ar Chlann na nGael i gCluiche Cheannais an Chontae Peil Faoi 15B2. ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Leabharlann Bhaile Bhúirne

The School holidays are coming to an end but what a wonderful summer we had! The Summer of 2018 will be remembered as the summer that actually was! With the holidays drawing to an end so too is our Summer Stars Reading Programme. The programme was very well supported and I hope all the young readers enjoyed all the books they read. Now, is the time for them to complete their reading cards and return them to the library so that certificates of participation can be prepared and all the returned cards (even if they are not completely full) will be put into a raffle for some nice prizes. Keep an eye on the library window for a notice giving details of the certificates presentation day.
National Heritage Week is in full swing, with events running up to and including Sunday 26th. Event Guide booklets are available at the library. Our own branch event will take place on Friday 24th at 11am when Deirdre McCarthy, Archaeologist will be presenting a photographic exhibition and a talk on the emerging archaeology of the N22 Baile Bhúirne to Macroom road development. Admission is open to all and is free. If you are interested in attending please register your name with the library.
The library knitting group meets every Tuesday morning at 11am. Following a break for the summer the Library Book Club will meet on Tuesday 4th September at 10.30 am. New members are always welcome.
Bhí an ciorcal cainte, Labhair Linn sa Leabharlann, ar bhriseadh i rith an tsamhraidh freisin ach anois beidh an chéad seisiún den fhómhar ar siúl ar Dé hAoine 7ú lá Meán Fómhair ag 11 rn agus gach coicís ina dhiaidh sin. Tá fáilte riomh gach duine, gach leibhéal agus agus tá sé saor in aisce.
The majority of the events held at the library throughout the year are open to members and non-members. However, should you wish to become a library member, please note there is no cost for membership. Just visit the library to fill out a registration card, please bring proof of identity & address and you will receive your membership card. In addition to being able to use your local branch, your membership is valid for any public library in the Republic of Ireland and all the Cork County Council online library services, which are too many to mention.


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Mrs Joan Creedon and Matron Bernie Buckley with Macroom Community Hospital staff. © Con Kelleher

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Macroom Hospital staff at a function in 1968. ©

The ‘Union’/The Workhouse/ Tigh na mBocht.

By Con Kelleher
Macroom Hospital has its origin in the founding of the Workhouse in Macroom in 1843. Robert Hedges Eyre was the landlord who made the most significant contribution to urban development in Macroom in the early to mid 19th century. As well as adding a south-facing mansion to Macroom Castle, he commissioned architect, Robert Pain, to build or improve a new Protestant church, a market house, a school, a dispensary and a workhouse.
The early decades of the 19th century (1800- 1840) saw a rapid increase in the population of Britain and Ireland. Due to this population growth, changed agricultural practices and migration of people from the countryside to cities and large towns, there was widespread, abject poverty. Dreadful living conditions existed in Britain and Ireland, both in the countryside and the towns. A Poor Law Relief Act was passed in Westminster in 1838 with the aim of providing some help. The country was divided into Unions based on electoral divisions and effectively ‘covered’ a collection of parishes. Macroom Union included Macroom, Aghinagh, Aghabullogue, Donoughmore, Matehy, Canovee, Kilmurry, Macloneigh, Athnowen (Ovens), Aglish (Farran), Magourney (Coachford), Inchigeela, Kilnamartyra, Ballyvourney, Clondrohid and Kilcorney. Kilmichael was part of Dunmanway Union. The Unions were run by a Board of Guardians. Each Union was to be self-financing and the emphasis was on keeping costs to the bare minimum.
Macroom Workhouse was opened in May 1843. It had the capacity to accommodate 600 people – described as ‘paupers’. In December 2nd 1843, it had 138 residents. On entering the workhouse, all rights to land and property were forfeited. Families were divided, men from women, boys from girls. Residents wore branded clothes and special headgear – like the concentration camps uniforms of World War 2. These outfits were mentioned in songs and poems. For getting bed and board, inmates had to break stones, knit, or make fishing nets, uniforms or bags. They had to tend the gardens. Children received an education befitting ‘their station in life’. Macroom Workhouse had its own cemetery. Máire Mac Suibhne gives an account of the Workhouse in her book ‘Famine in Muskerry – An Drochshaol’. She goes on to describe the conditions of life outside and inside the workhouse and records the harrowing stories of the misfortunate Irish people in that period. The Famine overwhelmed the Workhouse and by 1848, its own graveyard was full and a new Famine Graveyard in Carrigastyra was opened. In 1851, the population of the Workhouse was 2.214. An auxiliary Workhouse was opened in Masseytown and had the capacity to cater for 1,650 people. It was so placed to ‘intercept’ the poor coming from the Rylane, Bealnamorrive and Ballinagree areas. Due to death and emigration, the population of Ireland dropped by approximately 18.5%, from 8.1 million in 1841 to 6.5 million in 1851. By the 1911 census the Irish population had declined further to 4.4 million.
With time, the worst effects of the Famine passed. Pressure on the Workhouse receded and the number of residents dropped. The Creedons worked there from the late 1870s to its burning in 1921. Unfortunately, many of the Workhouse contents and records were destroyed in that fire. Luckily, the Creedons were able to rescue two - a Nuttall’s dictionary and a window - and these are still in Mrs Creedon’s home in New Street.
The Mercy nuns first came to Macroom in the 1860s and their benefactor, Miss Mary A. McSweeney, instructed Canon Lee to ‘establish a Convent whose members would devote themselves to the poor of the town’. While principally involved with schools and education, Mercy nuns also served in the Workhouse. Barry O’Brien, in ‘Macroom A Chronicle No. 9’, gives a detailed account of their involvement. In 1890, the Workhouse nurse died and the Matron, Mrs O’Connell, invited Mother Benignus to fill the vacant post. Already, some nuns had been visiting and supplying spiritual and practical help. Shortly after, Matron O’Connell contracted a fatal illness and died. In 1892 three nuns took up duty in Macroom Workhouse and Sr. M. Francis Xavier was appointed as matron and Sr. M. Brendan and Mother M. Augustine began work there too. Nuns were matrons until the Workhouse was burnt in May 1921 and the sisters and patients were moved to the Fever Hospital in the short term. When Macroom Hospital was opened in 1931, a lay matron was installed. Present Matron, Ms Bernie Buckley, or properly titled ‘Director of Nursing’, is a past pupil of St Mary’s Convent, Macroom.
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Details from Macroom Workhouse Dictionary, now in Mrs Creedon's house, New Street. ‘Dan Creedon, Master Macroom Workhouse, 1891’ clearly inscribed ©Con Kelleher

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The Hospital. As early as 1922 there was agitation to have a hospital built in Macroom. The Cork Examiner of July 23rd 1924 had the following item in the name of a Mr J T Murphy: “That we, the members of the South Cork County Board of Public Assistance, make immediate arrangements for the acquisition of the old fever hospital, Macroom, for the purpose of a cottage hospital, and that we make application to the military authorities who now inhabit the fever hospital to vacate same, so that we may immediately proceed to renovate this building and make it serviceable as a cottage hospital’’.
The hospital was built with public monies at a cost of £15,000, with another £2,500 to furnish and equip it. Mr O’Neill, Masseytown, donated a large sum of money to the hospital; a plaque in the hospital hall testifies to his generosity. This money was used to build the hospital chapel. Only a small portion of the original Workhouse building remains. This serves as a dental clinic, ambulance depot and as a storage area. It bears a plaque to those who lived and died during and after the Famine period. The plaque was unveiled by Mrs Jean Kennedy Smith, then U.S. Ambassador, in 1997.
The hospital was opened in September 2nd 1930 (Southern Star 6/9/1930), and has provided wonderful service to the sick and elderly of the area ever since. The Hospital and its staff enjoy an excellent reputation for the professionalism, kindness and compassion of its nurses, care assistants and all who work there. The work is hard but is done with enthusiasm and a smile. The word is that the future of the hospital is secure and during a recent visit, Minister Jim Daly and Minister Michael Creed confirmed that the hospital is to be developed and extended in the next three years. Hopefully these assurances will be realised.
Mrs Creedon is now the recipient of that great care and kindness and is very happy in her new ‘home’. Her mind is crystal clear and I’m grateful to her for sharing her stories and insights. What a great person.
P.S. A more detailed account of the full story of the hospital is for another day, perhaps another article.
Acknowledgements: I would like to thank Mrs Creedon and her family, especially Joe and Kay; Macroom Community Hospital, especially Ms Bernie Buckley, Matron /Director of Nursing, who invited me to write this piece and to Ms Joan Dinneen, who acts as her deputy, and all the staff, for their great help in facilitating the article. Most of the historical material for this piece was sourced in;
‘Famine in Muskerry – an Drochshaol’, Máire Mac Suibhne,
‘Macroom Through The Mists of Time’, Denis Paul Ring
‘Macroom Chronicles’ Barry O’Brien,
‘The Cork Examiner’ at Macroom Library,
‘Macroom Community Hospital Booklet’.

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Only remaining bit of Workhouse still standing - it was the connecting corridor in the sketch. © Con Kelleher

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Macroom Community Hospital © Con Kelleher

Cúil Aodha Famine Porridge Pot

Muintir Chúil Aodha are looking forward to a what will be a very historic and indeed emotional event on Saturday 1st September when the Porridge famine pot which was in use in the Cúil Aodha area during the famine will be put on permanent display in the centre of Cúil Aodha village. A plaque to mark this event will unveiled at 3.30pm; this will be followed by a community party in Árus Éamonn Mac Suibhne.
The chairperson of the local Tidy Towns Committee, Gerard Lynch, said the committee were delighted that over a year of planning this event was now coming to fruition. He paid tribute to Con Lynch, Dirrinalling, for his generosity in donating the pot to the local community. He also paid tribute to Donal Lynch and staff of Lynch’s Trailers, Cúil Aodha, who did a magnificent job in restoring the pot. He also said that it was very important that as a community we remember that the famine was not an abstract event that we read about in history books but a very real tragedy that was visited on our forebears in the very place where we still live today.
All are more than welcome to the unveiling and to the community gathering afterwards, which is looked forward to by many who return to our community each year to renew old friendships and meet some of our newer residents. Gerard Lynch. Chairperson

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Leah Sheehan, Laura Crowley Payne, Saoirse Payne and Jodie Sheehan at Crookstown Vintage Festival . ©Lee Valley Outlook 

ACR Heritage

The heritage committee of Aghabullogue, Coachford, Rylane Community Council is, this year, 'Sharing Stories'. The event takes place indoors on Thursday 23 August at Coachford GAA Community Centre from 8pm - 9.30pm. Admission is free. Come along and share stories of times past in Aghabullogue, Coachford and Rylane. Join us for a chat over a cup of tea or coffee, recollect older days, share memories and even learn something new! An ideal opportunity to put away that phone or tablet, to switch off the TV and to meet in the old fashioned way. For enquiries contact 086-0456554 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Brendan Grace arrives in style for the official opening of Crookstown Vintage Festival 2018. ©Lee Valley Outlook

KHAA wins National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2018!

The National Lottery announced that it is delighted that KHAA took the time to apply in the Heritage category for the inaugural National Lottery Good Causes Awards on behalf of Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Association Ltd. The sheer number of entries across the country was beyond expectations and the Adjudicators were really impressed with the Kilmurry entry. Being named County Winner is a true testament to the quality of KHAA entry and a reflection of all the good work KHAA do. KHAA will be sent a certificate of achievement for winning the County stage of the Good Causes Awards and advancing in the competition. KHAA is regarded as the epitome of what the National Lottery fund for Good Causes is all about!

Heritage Week 2018

'Sharing Stories'. 23 August, 8pm - 9:30pm. ACR Heritage. Coachford GAA Community Centre, Nadrid, Coachford. Share stories of times past in Aghabullogue, Coachford and Rylane. Join us for a good old fashioned chat; cup of tea/coffee; recollect older days; share memories and even learn something new!
Blarney House 26 August, 10am - 2pm. Blarney Castle, House & Gardens. Sunday opening of Blarney House. Tours will run between 10am with the last tour at 2pm!
Ceol Cois Laoi 26 August, 3pm - 5pm. Ballincollig Heritage Festival. Picnic Area, Regional Park by Inniscarra Bridge. An afternoon showcasing the best of local traditional music in Ballincollig with guests. All musicians welcome to join in. Admission Free
Macroom and Baile Mhúirne. As part of National Heritage Week, findings made in the Baile Mhúirne – Macroom area during preparatory work for Macroom Bypass, will be described by archaeologist, Deirdre McCarthy at two sessions on August 24th. She will be in Baile Bhúirne Library at 11a.m. and Macroom Library at 2pm.



Fifty years ago the Ovens Bar was the venue for the meeting which was the foundation of Hot Rod racing in Ireland. Enthusiasts from all over the county, as well as from further afield, including the UK, gathered in Ovens again recently to recall old times and to discuss plans for the possible revival of the sport in Cork and beyond. Some founder members, Kevin McSweeney, a local vintage car enthusiast; Leo O’Sullivan, Dripsey; Martin Jolley, Ovens and Tom Mullins were there to drive the plan forward. Former rivals on the track, Troy McKeown, Cobh and Pat O’Sullivan, Ballincollig, recalled their clashes on the track but are the best of friends and would relish the opportunity to go head to head again.
Other hot rodders there were Michael Reck, Ovens, Tony and Anthony O’Driscoll, Glanmire, Pat Doyle, Kilfinane, Martin Gallagher, Glanworth, Philip Cross, Lissarda, Finbarr O’Neill, Dunmanway, John O’Brien, Kinsale Rd., Neilus and Sean Buckley, Killumney, Johnny Crowley, Carrigaline, Craig McCarthy, Ballincollig, Elaine McKeown, Cobh, Maura Nyhan, Cobh, Tom Stafford, Galway, Tom McGrath, Belgooly with his nephew, Crossbarry natives, Eddie and his son, Ted, who is continuing the family tradition. Also present were members of the Fay family from Rochestown, Mahon and Belgooly.
Former Hot Rod Queens were there. Mary Coward, nee McSweeney, from Ovens, came over from Bolton in the UK. Geraldine O’Mahony, nee Hallissey, Ovens was the 1978 Queen and Marion O’Sullivan from Dripsey wore the crown in 1989.
Kevin McSweeney said they hope to start a company to get hot rod racing up and running in the Ovens area. They are looking to the County Council for help in this regard as they have a suitable site in mind.
“ We want to revive the sport for the enjoyment and more importantly, to get as many youngsters as possible involved to make them better drivers and to keep joy riding off our roads” concluded Kevin.

Prenuptial Agreements

Dear Karen,
I’m getting married next year to a girl I’ve been going out with for seven years. We’ve been living together for the past three years, in a rented house in the local town. She’s a primary school teacher.
We’re building a house on my parents’ farm, which I am due to inherit. I’m currently in a farm partnership with them. We’ve had a savings account for the past three years and that is paying for the house, along with a small mortgage we took out.
I spend most days in my parents’ house, as I’m working on the farm full time and one day, over dinner, my mother asked me if we were going to have a prenuptial. I hadn’t considered it before, but the farm has been in the family for a number of generations, and I think they are concerned about their own security – they are in their seventies.
Is a pre-nuptial worth getting?
Dear Reader,
Congratulations. This is great news. A wedding is filled with fun and excitement, make the most of it.
Your question regarding the validity of pre-nuptial agreements in Ireland is a very interesting one. The issue of pre-nuptials has been in the press recently from the farming lobby. The farming community believes that the issue of assets should be resolved before they meet any would-be spouse for fear that meeting the wrong partner could, in fact, break up the farm.
If a marriage does go wrong and parties end up separating and going through a judicial separation and divorce proceedings, a divorce will only be granted in this jurisdiction if the Court is satisfied that proper provision has been made for both parties involved. Your question involves a certain degree of complexity in that your assets are very closely linked with your parents, so the question of whether a pre-nuptial is worth getting, generally and specifically in your circumstances, must be answered in two parts.
Under Irish law, whilst technically, pre-nuptials do not have legal force, they can be regarded by Judges as being persuasive in the context of a Judicial Separation or divorce when it comes to dividing up the marital assets. It is important to note that just because the parties have signed a pre-nuptial agreement, this does not mean that the marital assets will be divided up according to the contents of the pre-nuptial agreement. For the contents of a prenuptial agreement to be enforced by a Judge, the prenuptial agreement must make proper provision for each of the parties involved in the proceedings. An example of a prenuptial that will never be enforced by a Judge is the following situation: If a man marries a woman and he has a house worth 1 million and he has €500,000 in the bank and makes a prenuptial agreement with his proposed wife that states that, in the event of divorce, the wife shall not be entitled to any share of the house or the money. This will not be enforceable as it is unfair and obviously does not make proper provision for the wife in that case.
If you wish to make a prenuptial that stands a good chance of being utilised and enforced by a Court, the prenuptial should be updated every 5 years or, after a big event such a having a baby, or inheriting significant assets. The Pre-nuptial must be fair and make proper provision for both parties, for a court to enforce its contents. It is worth remembering that the Court has the power to vary aspects of the pre-nuptial agreement.
You say that you are in a farm partnership with your parents, so it is worth discussing the financial security that this potentially offers. It should be noted that when forming a farm partnership, especially with family members, both tax advice and legal advice should be obtained.
It is unclear if you are due to inherit the entire farm along with your parents’ house, but if your parents are worried about their own security, then they could also ensure that their house is not transferred over to you and does not form part of the farm partnership and so, is a separate and distinct asset.
Like I said in the previous paragraph, in any divorce and separation proceedings, a Court must make proper provision for both spouses. Therefore, in the normal course of things, the Court will only order that the assets belonging to each person be divided up to make proper provision for both parties. What this means is that if you and your parents have a farm worth €500, 000 and you are entitled to a 50 percent share of that farm, then it is only your share of farm partnership that shall form part of the marital assets. If there are enough assets to make proper provision for the parties in a separation context, then the Court will not look beyond the farm partnership. However, in rare circumstances (and this will very much depend on the circumstances of each individual case) if the Court has no way to make proper provision for both parties, for example if one of the parties can’t work etc and there is a farm partnership in being, the Court can order that the partnership be dissolved.
Karen Walsh, of Walsh & Partners, Solicitors, comes from a farming background and is a solicitor specialising in agricultural law, land law and renewable energy and is author of ‘Farming and the Law’ available from www.claruspress.ie. The firm also specialises in personal injuries, employment law and family law. She has offices in Dublin and Cork. For further information please contact 01-602000 or 021-4270200. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: www.walshandpartners.ie
Disclaimer: While every care is taken to ensure accuracy of information contained in this article, Solicitor Karen Walsh does not accept responsibility for errors or omissions howsoever arising, and you should seek legal advice in relation to your particular circumstances at the earliest possible time.

Sports Mad

Senior Camogie

Cork 0-21 Tipperary 0-9
For a 5th year in succession, Cork are back in Croke Park for the Senior Camogie Championship final. Their opponents will again be Kilkenny, whom they defeated in 2014 and 2017 but who won by four points in 2016. Cork regained the Championship in 2017 with a sweet single point win, 0-10 to 0-9, over the Cats and this victory gave the Rebels the outright lead in the Roll of Honour. They are now going for their 28th Camogie All Ireland. Dublin is in 2nd place, with 26 wins. Last year, Cork captain, Rena Buckley, became the record All Ireland winner, with 18 titles, 11 in Football and 7 in Camogie. Briege Corkery, another dual player, has 17 titles, 11 and 6, but took two years out, during which she got married and gave birth to a new champion, Tadhg Scannell. Briege has now returned to the Camogie panel and hopes are high that she will again share the accolades with her good friend, Rena, after the All Ireland final on September 9.
In the Liberty Insurance Senior Camogie Championship Semi Final at Thurles, Cork, as expected, defeated Tipperary, but only after a hard fought first half. Nevertheless, a second-half show of power ensured the champions’ place in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Final against Kilkenny, who defeated Galway by 4 points in the other semi-final.
It was a hard hitting first half, with Tipp earning a fistful of yellow cards, and the half time score was low, 0-9 to 0-6. Tipp got the first score but Cork responded with a monster free by wing-back and player of the match, Chloe Sigerson. A couple of frees from Orla Cotter, who was unerring throughout and finished with nine points, gave Cork a lead that they would never yield. Tipp missed two good opportunities to get within touching distance soon after the restart and were punished as Cork hit four points on the trot. O’Dwyer stopped the rot momentarily but the Leesiders struck the next five, including a brace from substitute, Linda Collins. Paudie Murray began introducing subs in the last quarter. Cork had eight individual scorers, including a couple of the subs. Briege came on in the 58th minute to a great cheer and Cork are back in the All-Ireland Final 2018 .
Scorers for Cork: Orla Cotter 0-9 (7fs); Chloe Sigerson, K Mackey 0-3 each; L Collins 0-2; A O’Connor, Orla Cronin, L Homan, P Mackey 0-1 each.
Cork: Aoife Murray, N O’Callaghan, Laura Treacy, Pam Mackey, Libby Coppinger, Gemma O’Connor, Chloe Sigerson, Julia White, Aisling Thompson, Amy O’Connor, Orla Cronin, Orla Cotter, Katriona Mackey, Niamh McCarthy, Hannah Looney. Subs: Linda Collins for McCarthy (41), Lauren Homan for O’Connor (50), A Sheehan for White (56), L O’Sullivan for O’Callaghan (56), Briege Corkery for Coppinger (58)

GAA Cork County Championships

The Draws for Round 3 and subsequent rounds of the Senior and Premier Intermediate Championships have now been made and fixtures put in place.

Cork County Senior Football Championship

Round 2
Clyda 1-12 Aghada 0-9
Mallow 1- 16 Kiskeam 1-12
Douglas 0-15 Dohenys 0-7
Carrigaline 1-15 Ilen Rovers 2-11
Clonakilty 1-15 Newcestown 1-13 aet
Round Three
(A) St Finbarr's v Mallow
(B) Carrigaline v Douglas
(C) Carbery Rangers v Ballincollig
(D) Clonakilty v Bishopstown
(E) Duhallow v St Nicks
(F) Valley Rovers v Clyda Rovers
(G) Nemo Rangers v O Donovan Rossa
(H) Castlehaven v CIT
Quarter-Final: A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H
Relegation play offs:
Round 1: (A) Aghada v Ilen Rovers
Round 2: losers of A v Newcestown, Dohenys v Kiskeam

Premier Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2
Bantry Blues 5-13 Na Piarsaigh 0-5
Kanturk 1-13 Castletownbere 0-5
Round 3
Nemo Rangers v Naomh Abán
Fermoy v Kanturk
Bantry Blues v Macroom
Newmarket v St Michael's
Bandon v Éire Óg
St Vincent's v Nemo Rangers/ Naomh Aban
Fermoy/ Kanturk v Bantry Blues/ Macroom
Relegation play offs: Na Piarsaigh, Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh, Castletownbere.

Intermediate Football Championship

Round 2 (Losers from Preliminary & Round 1)
Mayfield 6-19 Carrigaline 1-8
Glanworth 2-6 Glenville 0-4
Ballydesmond 2-19 Clonakilty 0-7
Gabriel Rangers 5-15 Glanmire 1-10
Kinsale 0-13 BALLINORA 0-8
Rockchapel a bye
Round 3
(A) Mitchelstown 1-18 Rockchapel 1-8
(B) Youghal 1-14 Gabriel Rangers 1-11
(C) Kinsale 0-8 Millstreet 2-9
(D) Cill na Martra 1-8 Glanworth 1-8 draw
CILL na MARTRA 2-8 Glanworth 0-5 replay
(E) AGHABULLOGUE 3-9 Grenagh 0-9
(F) Kildorrery v Mayfield
(G) Ballydesmond 1-11 St Finbarr’s 1-13
(H) Adrigole 0-8 Knocknagree 2-17
Quarter – Finals:
Mitchelstown v Youghal
Millstreet v CILL na MARTRA
AGHABULLOGUE v Kildorrery/Mayfield
St Finbarr’s v Knocknagree
Relegation play offs
Round 1: (A) Glanmire v Carrigaline
Round 2: losers of A v Rockchapel, Clonakilty v Ballinora
Cill na Martra 1 – 8 Glanworth 1 – 8 (draw)
A 62nd minute goal from the penalty spot for Glanworth forced this 3rd round tie to a replay at Donoughmore. Ultra defensive Glanworth managed only one point in the first half, wind assisted Cill na Martra leading by 1-3 to 0-1 at the break after a dreadful first half. The Cill na Martra goal from Daniel Ó Duinnín in the 21st minute was set up by Gearóid Ó Goillidhe after a strong run by Danny Ó Conaill and was the highlight of the first half play.
On the resumption, Cill na Martra went six points clear with a point from a Shane Ó Duinnín free but then Glanworth scored five points in as many minutes, added a sixth and the sides were level at 1-4 to 0-7. Cill na Martra went back in front but left themselves open to the late equalising goal from the spot. Cill na Martra manager, Timmy O’Sullivan, conscious perhaps that his charges had been waiting seventeen weeks since their first round win over Ballinora (15thApril!) was quite happy to settle for a draw. ‘We held a five point lead at the beak but the strong wind had been with us and when Glanworth drew level at the three quarter mark, the advantage lay with them. They never led us however and we knuckled down to go three points clear again and I felt a draw was a fair result at the end’.
Cill na Martra scorers: D Ó DuinnIn 1-1, S Ó Duinnín 0-4 (0-3f), A O Cuana, T Ó Corcora and D O hUrdail 0-1 each.
Cill na Martra: Antóin Ó Conaill: Daire MacLochlainn, Antóin Ó Cuana, Eoin Ó Loinsigh: Graham Ó Mocháin, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Colm Ó Laoire: Tadgh Ó Corcora, Gearóid Ó Goillidhe: Seán Ó Fóirréidh, Martín Ó Conchúir, Danny Ó Conaill: Ciarán Ó Duinnín, Daniel Ó Duinnín, Shane Ó Duinnín. Ionaidí: Seanachán Ó Loinsigh 43, Fionnbarra Ó hÉaluithe 43 Damien Ó hUrdail 50.

Cill na Martra 2 – 8 Glanworth 0 – 5 (Replay)
Cill na Martra moved efficiently on to the quarter final stage of the county intermediate championship, and a joust with Millstreet, with a good win over Glanworth in their 3rd round replay at a wet and very windy Donoughmore. The Muskerry Gaeltacht men were without Tadhg Ó Corcora but welcomed back Mike Ó Deasúna after injury, and they benefitted enormously from his presence. Ó Deasúna’s free taking was crucial in a game where defences were very tight and conditions not favouring forwards and his ball winning abilities and general play were excellent.
Cill na Martra had the strong wind to their backs in the first half and were settled immediately with a point from a Mike Ó Deasúna free in the first minute, a difficult shot and Ó Deasúna added a point from play in the 7th minute, scoring with a superb kick from out on the left wing. A third point from Ó Deasúna four minutes later had Cill na Martra playing with dash against a tight defence and Dan Ó Duinnín took a fine point in the 18th minute to keep the momentum going.
Cill na Martra got in for a vital goal in the 20th minute, Martín Ó Conchuir won a mark from a kick out, parted quickly to Seanachán Ó Loinsigh who squeezed a perfect fisted pass between two defenders to the inrushing Damien Ó hUrdail who advanced and buried the ball in the Glanworth net to give his side a 1-4 to nil lead, a substantial advantage to enjoy. Mike Ó Deasúna, from a ‘45’, and Daniel Ó Duinnín added a point apiece, Glanworth got their first point in the 27thminute and Cill na Martra had to happy at the break with a lead of 1-6 to 0-1 to defend but mindful of what had happene a week earlier in the drawn game.
Two points for Glanworth in the third quarter left six points between the sides and Cill na Martra were still open to the possibility of a Glanworth goal which could throw the cat amongst the pigeons. Again Mike O Deasúna settled his side with a point from a free in the 48th minute and the Muskerry men were playing well enough to suggest that they would prevail. Two Glanworth points were the only scores conceded by an excellent fast covering defence as the game went into stoppage time, Ciarán Ó Duinnín swung over a point for the winners and another substitute Fionnbarra Ó hEaluithe wrapped matters up with a fine goal in the dying seconds, this one set up by Antóin Ó Cuana.
It was a good competent all round display by Cill na Martra in difficult conditions and will put them in good heart for the Millstreet game coming up.
Cill na Martra scorers: D Ó hUrdail and F Ó hEaluithe 1-0 each, M Ó Deasúna 0-5 (0-2f, 0-1 ‘45’), D Ó Duinnín 0-2, C Ó Duinnín 0-1.
Cill na Martra: Antóin Ó Conaill: Daire MacLochlainn, Graham Ó Mocháin, Eoin Ó Loinsigh: Seanachán Ó Loinsigh, Nollaig Ó Laoire, Colm Ó Laoire: Antóin Ó Cuana, Gearóid Ó Goillidhe: Martín Ó Conchúir, Micheál Ó Deasúna, Danny Ó Conaill: Damien Ó hUrdail, Daniel Ó Duinnín, Shane Ó Duinnín. Ionaidí: Maidhchí Ó Duinnín 40, Fionnbarra Ó hÉaluithe 53, Ciarán Ó Duinnín 55.

Aghabullogue 3 – 9 Grenagh 0 – 9
The loss of a midfielder to a red card after only seven minutes play was a disaster for Grenagh from which they never recovered. Grenagh led by 0-5 to nil after the first five minutes only to suffer the loss of Gerry Russell and Aghabullogue were only a point in arrears by half time, when Grenagh led by 0-7 to 0-6. David Thompson then had a goal for Aghabullogue on the resumption to put them into the lead for the first time in the game and they went on to dominate. Grenagh were to score only two points in the second half as Aghabullogue had further goals from Mathew Bradley and John Corkery as they romped to victory.
Aghabullogue were very slow in getting into the game but did score three fine goals and were impressive in the second half. Grenagh were clearly hampered by being a man down for such a long period and will be all out now for the intermediate hurling championship clash between the two teams which could be an old style championship encounter!
Scorers: Aghabullogue; John Corkery 1-3 (0-1f), M Bradley 1-2 (0-1f), D Thompson 1-0, E O’Sulllivan (0-1f) and P Finnegan 0-2 each. Grenagh: DD Dorgan 0-5 (0-2f), K Cummins (0-1f), P BarryMurphy, T Walsh, U Duggan 0-1 each.
Aghabullogue: David Moynihan: Paul Ring, Michael Dennehy, Paudie Twomey; Billy Casey, Dhani Merrick, Alan Hogan: Seán O’Sullivan, Aidan BarryMurphy: Micheál Twomey, Evan O’Sulllivan, Mathew Bradley: Patrick Finnegan, John Corkery, David Thompson. Subs: Niall BarryMurphy 36, Jerome Corkery 49, Conor Smith 59.
Grenagh: Denis J O’Mahony: Alex Kiely, Liam Walsh, Peter McSweeney; Kevin O’Neill, Paul McCarthy, Seamus Cronin: Ultan Duggan, Gerry Russell: Tadhg Walsh, Diarmuid ‘DD’ Dorgan, Shane Dorgan: Paul BarryMurphy, Tom Kenny, Kelvin Cummins. Subs: Morgan McSweeney h/t, Stephen Lehane 36, Aonghus Duggan 50.

County Junior B Football Champions: Ballinacurra
County Junior C Football Champions: Abbey Rovers

Cork U21 County Football Championships

Under 21 A Football

Preliminary Round
Ahan Gaels 2-8 Nemo Rangers 2-16
Castlehaven 4-12 Bishopstown 2-7
Round 1
Carrigaline 1-15 Carbery Rangers 2-10
Aghada 3-1`3 St Michaels 1-6
St Finbarr's 2-21 ÉIRE ÓG 3-11
Beara v Douglas
Ilen Rovers 3-7 Nemo Rangers 1 - 16
KILMURRY 6-6 Mitchelstown 2-9
Kilshannig 2-14 Valley Rovers 1-6
Castlehaven 3-16 Glenville 2 – 12
(A) Castlehaven 0-13 Nemo Rangers 3-16
(B) St Finbarr's 1-11 Kilshannig 1-15
(C) Beara/Douglas v Carrigaline
(D) KILMURRY 2-13 Aghada 1-9
Semi-Finals: Nemo Rangers v Kilshannig, C v KILMURRY

U21B Football Championship

(A) O’Donovan Rossa 4-18 BÉAL ÁTHA’n GHAORTHAIDH 1-3
(B) Duargle Gaels 4-10 Na Piarsaigh 2-8
(C) Midleton 4-12 Ballygarvan 2-8
(D) Avondhu a bye

U21C Football Champions: Donoughmore

County Senior Hurling Championship

Round 2:
Bride Rovers 2-24 Na Piarsaigh 0-17
Ballyhea 0-20 Ballymartle 5-13
Killeagh 2-13 St Finbarrs 2-15
Bishopstown 1-19 Kanturk 1-12
Carrigtwohill a bye.
Round 3
(A) Imokilly v Bishopstown
(B) Bandon v Newcestown
(C) Sarsfields v Carrigtwohill
(D) UCC v Erins Own
(E) Blackrock v Ballymartle
(F) St Finbarr's v Douglas
(G) Bride Rovers v Newtownshandrum
(H) Midleton v Glen Rovers
Quarter-Finals: A v B, C v D, E v F, G v H

Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 2:
INNISCARRA v Carrigaline, Kilworth 4-16 Aghada 1-10, Watergrasshill v BLARNEY, Cloyne v Youghal
Round 3
Blarney/Watergrasshill v Fermoy
Carrigaline/Inniscarra v Charleville
Cloyne/Youghal v Fr O' Neills
Mallow v Kilworth
Ballinhassig v Valley Rovers
Courcey Rovers v Castlelyons
Blarney/Watergrasshill/Fermoy v Carrigaline/Inniscarra/Charleville
Cloyne/Youghal/Fr O' Neill’s v Mallow/Kilworth

County Intermediate Hurling Championship

Round 3
(A) Na Piarsaigh 1-13 Ballymartle 1-11
(B) St Catherines 1-17 Mayfield 2-19
(C) Sarsfields 0-15 Kildorrery 2-14
(D) Meelin v Kilbrittain
(E) Dungourney 2-18 Tracton 0-18
(G) Barryroe 1-12 Blackrock 1-16
(H) Midleton 3-11 BALLINCOLLIG 1-17 draw
(I) ÉIRE ÓG 4-12 Douglas 1-18
(J) Glen Rovers 2-16 Castlemartyr 4-18
Round 4
1. Kildorrery v Grenagh/ Aghabullogue
2. Blackrock v Dungourney
Winners of 1 v Winners of 2 from Round 4
Éire Óg v Na Piarsaigh
Castlemartyr v Mayfield
H v D
Relegation Play Offs :
Round 1: (A) Ballygarvan v St Finbarr's, (B) Ballinhassig v Inniscarra, (C) Milford v Dripsey
Round 2: Losers of A v Losers of B, Losers of C v Argideen Rangers

Éire Óg 4 – 12 (24) Douglas 1- 18 (21)
Three first half goals helped Éire Óg to a ten point interval lead of 3-8 to 0-7 and the Ovens side already looked to be safely heading for the quarter final and a meeting with the Na Piarsaigh second string. In the second half however Douglas upped their game considerably and Éire Óg were glad of a second goal from Daniel Goulding late in the game to take the pressure off.
Eoin O’Shea had an early point for the Ovens men and further points from Matt Brady and Kevin Hallissey had them 0-3 to 0-1 in front after a bright opening six minutes. Kevin Hallissey got the first goal in the 10th minute, Paul Kirwan and Eoin O’Shea had points but Douglas had four points in reply before O’Shea had a goal to put Éire Og 2-5 to 0-6 clear in the 22nd minute. A Douglas point was followed by three points from the stick of Kevin Hallissey and just before the break, Daniel Goulding had a goal to leave Éire Óg in a strong position leading by 3-8 to 0-7.
After an early exchange of points on the restart, Hallissey and Ronan O’Toole scoring for the Muskerry men, Douglas rattled over four points in a row before Éire Óg were relieved when Hallissey and O’Shea pointed to make it 3-12 to 0-14 with ten minutes remaining. Four more Douglas points in a row reduced the gap to four points before Daniel Goulding had his second goal in the 57th minute to settle the outcome. Douglas did have a point and a 62nd minute goal to leave only three points between the sides but they had run out of time and Éire Óg deservedly march on.
Éire Óg scorers: K Hallissey 1-6 (0-2f), E O’Shea 1-3, D Goulding 2-0, P Kirwan, R O’Toole and M Brady 0-1 each.
Éire Óg: Dylan Desmond: Aidan O’Connor, John Kelleher, John Mullins: Dara McCarthy, Fionn O’Rourke, Paul Kirwan: John Cooper, Ronan O’Toole: Daniel Goulding, Kevin Hallissey, Matt Brady; Eoin Kelleher, Eoin O’Shea, David Kirwan. Subs: Colm O’Callaghan 45, Keith O’Riordan 60.
Ballincollig 1- 17 Midleton 3 – 11
Ballincolig were down to fourteen men for the final quarter of this intermediate hurling championship game at Ovens but still it seemed they would survive as the game went into stoppage time with the Mid Cork men holding a one goal lead. Unfortunately for ‘collig, a minute into the extra period Midleton got in for a goal but fortunately for The Village, a subsequent Midleton attempt at a point went wide and so the sides will meet again in a replay.
Midleton got an early goal, led by 1-3 to 0--3 after ten minutes but thereafter Ballincollig got control up to the interval when they led by 1-10 to 1-4. Ian Coughlan was the Ballincollig goalscorer and points followed from Cian Dorgan (who finished with 0-11 to his credit), Dave Bowen and Ian Coughlan.
Points from Cian Dorgan and Seán Walsh increased the Ballincollig lead on the resumption but Midleton stayed in contention with four points in a row, Dorgan increased the Ballincollig lead to five points (1-15 to 1-10) when Ballincollig lost Colin Moore to a second yellow card. A goal for Midleton eight minutes from time cut the lead to two points but Colin Dorgan pointed two frees for The Village only for Midleton to fire over a point as regular time ran out. The third Midleton goal was a reward for their fighting spirit and the teams must meet again to determine which one moves on.
Ballincollig scorers; Cian Dorgan 0-11 (0-9f), Ian Coughlan 1-2, Dave Bowen 0-3, Sean Walsh 0-1.
Ballincollig: Conor Kinsella: Ross O’Donovan, Shane Murphy, Conor Sexton: Gearóid O’Donoghue, Liam Jennings, John Paul Murphy: Colin Moore, Karl Walsh: Ciaran O’Sullivan, Ian Coughlan, Peter O’Neill; Cian Dorgan, Seán Walsh, David Bowen. Subs: Rory Doherty 40, Stephen Coughlan 55.

County Junior B Hurling Champions: Whites Cross

County U 21 Premier 1 Hurling Championship
Round 1
(A) BLARNEY v Douglas
(B) St Finbarr's v Valley Rovers
(C) Charleville 3-16 Duhallow 1-10
(D) Fr O' Neills 1-23 Glen Rovers 0-17
(E) St Colmans 1-12 Blackrock 0-23
(F) Killeaghita's v Sarsfields
(G) Shandrum 2-9 Midleton 3-19
(H) Na Piarsaigh a bye
Round 2 (Losers of Round 1)
Na Piarsaigh v A, F v Shandrum, Duhallow v St Colmans, B v Glen Rovers

County U 21 Premier 2 Hurling Championship

Round 1
(A) BALLINCOLLIG 2-23 Erins Own 1-12
(B) Bishopstown v Ballinhassig
(C) Ibane Gaels v Carrigaline
(D) Ahane Gaels 3-20 Aghada 4-18
(E) Courcey Rovers 1-18 INNISCARRA 0-14
(F) Ballymartle 1-21 Tracton 1-16
(G) Mallow a bye
Round 2 (Losers of Round 1)
Mallow v Erins Own, C v Ahane Gaels, Inniscarra v B, Tracton a bye.
Ballincollig 2-23 Erins Own 1-12
Ballincollig ran out convincing winners in this U21 Premier 2 hurling championship game at Ballinlough.
A magnificent goal from Ross O’Donovan and an opportunist one from Luke Fahy in a three minute spell after the break made it comfortable for Ballincollig.
Erin’s Own registered the opening score of this entertaining game from a free but the youthful Ballincollig outfit quickly replied from a free from the impressive Paul Cooney who finished the game with thirteen points, ten of which came from placed balls. Ballincollig did well at midfield battle and a magnificent long range effort from Karl Walsh edged them in front by 0-5 to 0-2 after 8 minutes.
Erin’s Own’s Robbie O’Flynn scored a superb point from a tight angle but Cooney replied with a massive long range effort and the impressive Karl Walsh pointed from long range. Two frees from Cooney and one from play from Luke Fahy helped Ballincollig to a 0-12 to 0-5 lead at the break.
On the restart, Erin’s Own reduced the gap with a couple of frees from O’Flynn and a nicely executed score from Ronan Twomey. Ross O’Donovan scored a fine goal to give The Village men some breathing space and then a speculative shot from Cooney was fumbled by Erin’s Own goalkeeper and Luke Fahy did not look the gift horse in the mouth and fired home a second goal.
Erin’s Own had a goal but Ballincollig dominated the closing quarter. Ross O’Donovan had aterrific point from 80 metres, Cooney pointed more frees, Shane Murphy added an excellent score.
Scorers for Ballincollig: P Cooney 0-13 (8f, ’65 0-2) L Fahy, R O’Donovan 1-1 each, S Wills, K Walsh 0-2 each, K Spillane, S O’Neill, S Murphy, R Burke 0-1 each.
Ballincollig: J Linehan; R O’Donovan, J O’Leary, C Connery; F Denny, J Murray, G O’Donoghue; K Walsh, R Burke; P Cooney, S O’Neill, K Spillane; S Murphy, L Fahy, S Wills. Subs: C O’Leary 42, E O’Neill 55.

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Michael McSweeney, Auld Triangle, presenting the Muskerry GAA/ Auld Triangle Sports Award for July to Donoughmore's Darren Lucey whose display in the County Under 21 Football Final earned him the award. Included is John Feeney, Secretary Muskerry GAA. © Mike English

Mid Cork GAA Championships
Ross Oil Junior A Football Championship

Quarter Finals:
Ballincollig 2-14 Donoughmore 1-4
Iveleary 1-14 Éire Óg 2-4
Inniscarra 3-11 Cill na Martra 3-11
Canovee 2 -9 Kilmurry 1-8
Semi finals:
Ballincollig v Iveleary,
Canovee 0-14 Inniscarra 0-10
Iveleary 1 – 14 Éire Óg 2 – 4
Last year’s beaten finalists Iveleary looked to be in real danger of exiting this year’s Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship at the quarter final stage when they left a five point advantage drift away to a single point with only three minutes remaining at a damp Carrigadrohid. The momentum was with Eire Óg and the Ovens men were in full cry for victory. Iveleary were saved at the death by two points from the Galvin brothers, Ciarán and Shane which were followed by a smashing goal from substitute Finbarr McSweeney Jnr in injury time and to complete the recovery Ger O’Riordan came forward to kick another point before the final whistle. A seven point win for Iveleary then and passage to a semi final meeting with Ballincollig but they will need to improve if they are to contest the final.
Unlike Iveleary who had not seen champion ship action since April, Éire Óg had been in action in early August but were short four of the team which had defeated Dripsey. Rian O’Flynn had a point for Éire Óg in the first minute, Cathal Vaughan equalised five minutes later, and points from Seán Lehane, Chris Óg Jones and Brian Cronin had Iveleary comfortably in front 0-4 to 0-1 by the 13th minute. Paul Ryan got a point back for the Ovens men and in the 16th minute they were back in front when Fintan Brennan swung over a high ball from the right corner and Paul McDonagh forced the ball home through the hands of goalkeeper and defenders. Iveleary were in shock but Cathal Vaughan equalised from a free in the 23rd minute and Iveleary hit a purple patch in the run up to half time and had four points, two each from Chris Óg Jones and Cathal Vaughan to lead by 0-9 to 1-2 at the break.
The third quarter was as dreary as the weather, an Iveleary point from a Brian Cronin free after 35 minutes the only score. The game was transformed by a second Paul McDonagh goal in the 46th minute, the result of a good build up by Alan O’Mahony and Dermot Hurley. Fintan Brennan added a point from a free and now only a point separated the teams, 0-10 to 2-3 in favour of Iveleary. Iveleary introduced a series of substitutes and in the final analysis these saved the day for a team way off the standard required for ultimate championship success. Barry O’Leary and Finbarr McSweeney Jnr. came in, soon followed by Shane Galvin, and Brian Cronin pointed a 50th minute free to open up a two point gap. In the 57th minute Éire Óg efforts were rewarded with a point from centre back and captain Alan O’Mahony and now the fat was really in the fire. A minute from time, defender Ciarán Galvin who had been doing well, was up in attack and sent over a vital point and from the kick out his brother Shane got possession and his point opened up a three point gap. In injury time, Iveleary worked a good goal, Conor O’Leary and his brother Barry combining to give Finbarr McSweeny Jnr (substitutes all) the chance to blast to the Éire Óg net from close range and finally ease Iveleary anxieties.
Scorers: Iveleary: F McSweeney Jnr 1-0, C Vaughan 0-4 (0-2f), C Óg Jones and B Cronin (0-2f) 0-3 each, S Lehane, C Galvin, S Galvin and G O’Riordan 0-1 each. Éire Óg: P McDonagh 2-0, R O’Flynn, P Ryan, F Brennan (f), A O’Mahony 0-1 each.
Iveleary: Joe Creedon: Barry Murphy, Daniel O’Riordan, Donal Cotter: Ciarán Galvin, Kevin Manning, Gerard O’Riordan: Ciarán O’Riordan, Seán O’Leary: Seán Lehane, Cathal Vaughan, Finbarr McSweeney: Brian Cronin, Chris Óg Jones, Donal O’Sullivan. Subs; Finbarr McSweeney Jnr and Barry O’Leary for S Lehane and D O’Sullivan, both 45, Shane Galvin for S O’Leary 53, Conor O’Leary for F McSweeney 59.
Éire Óg: Éoin Kelleher: Davy Sheehan, Michael Corkery, Daniel Cotter: John Kelleher, Alan O’Mahony, Ross McCarthy: Dermot Hurley, Rian O’Flynn: Brian Hurley, Timmy O’Leary, Paul Ryan: Donncha Kelly, Paul McDonagh, Fintan Brennan. Subs; Philip Hayes for B Hurley 40, David Twomey for P Ryan 53. Referee: Mr Pat O’Leary, Kilmurry.

Canovee 0 – 14 Inniscarra 0 – 10
Canovee are back in the final of the Ross Oil Mid Cork junior football championship for the first time since 2007 after their deserved but hard earned win over Inniscarra in the semi final at a sunny Coachford. Canovee went on to become Cork, Munster and All Ireland champions eleven years ago and spent most of the intervening years since in Intermediate grade and so could not add to their record of 16 Muskerry titles won but they are now in a strong position to do so against the winners of the Ballincollig/Iveleary second semi final. Canovee have now survived two strong challenges in recent weeks, they also deposed champions Kilmurry in the quarter final, and are qualified for the county championship irrespective of the final result and they look well equipped enough to add to their honours.
Inniscarra came into this semi final on the crest of a wining wave, this being their third championship game in eleven days, and all indications from those games were that they could mount a serious challenge. This they did, but they did not have the power in attack that Canovee possesses and found scoring difficult against the well focussed quick tackling Canovee defence. Canovee had four points on the board before the first Inniscarra score in the 21st minute and even though Inniscarra had the deficit down to a single point, 0-9 to 0-8 in the 40th minute, Canovee had the forwards to get them through to safe ground once again, James Moynihan and Mark Healy being particularly accurate. Inniscarra were never out of contention and Dan O’Connell had a late goal-bound shot brilliantly saved by Canovee goalkeeper Darren Shine at the expense of a point when a goal could have created panic.
Conor Hughes, Seán O’Connor, Denis O’Sullivan had each scored really fine points from play for Canovee before Mark Healy made 0-4 to nil from a free in the 19th minute as the Inniscarra attack found the quick tackling of the Canovee defenders difficult to cope with. County hurler, Seán O’Donoghue was being closely guarded by Canovee centre back Michael Dunne and in the Canovee full back line James McCarthy, Liam Kelleher and Patrick Buckley were nullifying the undoubted threat posed by Dan O’Connell and Tomás O’Conn or. It was an Inniscarra defender Aaron O’Raw who eventually opened the scoring for his side in the 21st minute, a great after a jinking run, quickly matched by one for Canovee from Seán O’ Connor but ‘Scarra were improving now and Tomás O’Connor kicked over two points before Conor Hughes had a late Canovee point to leave his side leading by 0-6 to 0-3 at the break.
Immediately on the restart points were exchanged between James Moynihan and Seán O’Donoghue from a free, Seán O’Connor blazed over another for Canovee when a goal was a distinct possibility and Mark Healy’s point in the 36th minute left Canovee now leading by 0-9 to 0-5. The play was of a high quality and three well taken points in a row for Inniscarra from O’Connell, O’Connor and O’Donoghue reduced the Canovee lead to a single point with twenty minutes remaining. Mark Healy scored a superb point from a free and James Moynihan added a vital point to open up a three point gap again as the game entered the final quarter, Tomás O’Connor replied for ‘Scarra but Moynihan eased the situation for Canovee with a point in the 54th minute, 0-12 to 0-9 now. A brace from Mark Healy seemed to assure Canovee of victory but Dan O’Connell’s snap shot which was deflected over was a reminder that Inniscarra were still battling on but when the final whistle sounded four points separated the sides after a fine contest.
Scorers: Canovee: M Healy 0-5 (0-3f), S O’Connor and Js Moynihan 0 -3 each, C Hughes 0-2, D O’Sullivan 0-1. Inniscarra: T O’Connor 0-4 (0-1f), S O’Donoghue (0-1f) and D O’Connell 0-2 each, A O’Raw and S Dornan 0-1 each.
Canovee: Darren Shine: Patrick Buckley, James McCarthy, Liam Kelleher: Brian Ahern, Michael Dunne, Eoghan Lehane: Denis Murphy, Brian O’Donoghue: Aidan Murphy, Conor Hughes, Denis O’Sulllivan; James Moynihan, Seán O’Connor, Mark Healy. Subs; John O’Brien for D Murphy 45, Michael Deasy for C Hughes 53, Blake Ring for E Lehane 55, Paul Healy for A Murphy 58, Andrew Cronin for P Buckley 59.
Inniscarra: Dominic Kelleher: John O’Keeffe, John O’Callaghan, Jack O’Dwyer: Cathal Griffin, David O’Keeffe, Aaron O’Raw: Conor Buckley, Alan Sheehan: Liam Collins, Seán O’Donoghue, Shane Buckley: Dan O’Connell, Tomás O’Connor, Conor Cronin. Subs; Stephen Dornan for C Cronin h/t, Adam O’Connell for S Buckley 37, Kevin O’Herlihy for J O’Keeffe 46, Declan Hyland for C Grifffin 55, Donal O’Callaghan for A Sheehan 58. Referee: Mr John Ryan, Macroom.

Ballincollig Credit Union Junior B Football Championship

Round 1
Naomh Abán 3-10 Ballincollig 3-8
Aghinagh 2-6 Ballinora 0-5
Donoughmore 1-18 Grenagh 1-1
Kilmurry 3-11 Macroom 1-7
Inniscarra 1-12 Iveleary 0-4
Aghabullogue 0-9 Canovee 0-9 - draw
Replay: Canovee 1-17 Aghabullogue 1-6
Quarter Finals:
Naomh Abán 4-11 Aghinagh 0-2
Kilmurry 1-32 Donoughmore 0-4
Semi Finals:
Naomh Abán 1-8 Kilmurry 0-9
Inniscarra 1-11 Canovee 2-8 - draw
Final: Naomh Abán v Inniscarra or Canovee

Rochestown Park Hotel Junior C Football Championship

Round 1
A Béal Átha’n Ghaorthaidh v Gleann na Laoi
B Kilmichael v Éire Óg
C Dripsey v Clondrohid
D Macroom v Ballincollig
Semi Finals: Winner A v Winner B; Winner C v Winner D

MJK Oils Junior A Hurling Championship

Round 1
A Iveleary 0-16 Ballincollig 0-14
B Cloughduv 3-25 Éire Óg 3-13
C Ballinora 3-18 Donoughmore 2-6
D Blarney 4-18 Kilmichael 1-23 aet.
Round 2
Ballincollig 1-20 Kilmichael 3-17
Éire Óg 0-17 Donoughmore 0-6
Round 3:
Cloughduv 3-22 Kilmichael 1-9
Blarney 2 - 11 Éire Óg 0 - 14
Semi finals:
Cloughduv 5-19 Iveleary 2-4
Ballinora 4-11 Blarney 0-10
Final: Cloughduv v Ballinora at Ovens, Saturday August 25th at 7.30pm.
Ballinora 4 – 11 Blarney 0 - 10
Ballinora, seen all year as the only realistic challengers for Cloughduv’s divisional crown, duly won their place in the Mid Cork final with a comfortable win over Blarney at Ovens. Two very early goals left Ballinora in command from the start and they never lost their grip on proceedings. Blarney conceded a third goal before the first quarter was over and even though they did well subsequently, the damage was done and victory went to the better team. The fourth goal arrived in second-half injury-time to round off a satisfactory performance.
Ballinora twice opened up the Blarney defence in the early minutes and David Howard and Kevin Murphy found the net both from close range to give the 2016 champions the perfect start. Blarney responded with points from Patrick Crowley and a Keith Costello free and Ballinora led 2-3 to 0-4 when David Howard netted his second goal, after being set up by Darragh Holmes. There was nothing between the sides in the second quarter final, and Ballinora led by 3-6 to 0-7 at half-time.
Blarney needed a good start to the second half and in the first minute were almost through for a goal, Sean Crowley's well struck effort going just wide of the post. Howard pointed from a free for Ballinora, Kith Costello pointed a Blarney free, the lively Pat Fitton pointed for Ballinora, 3-9 to 0-9 after the third quarter.
Blarney sub Barra O'Connell raised a white flag with ten minutes remaining, which would be their last score of the game, as their challenge faded slightly. Ballinora added 1-2 in the final ten minutes, the points from Holmes and a Howard free, while Darragh Corkery scored his side’s fourth goal in the second minute of injury-time.
Scorers: Ballinora: D Howard 2-6 (0-6f), D Corkery 1-0, K Murphy 1-0, P Fitton 0-2, D Holmes 0-1 A O'Shea 0-1, M Murphy 0-1. Blarney: K Costello 0-5 (all frees), E Hyland 0-2 (0-1f), P Crowley 0-1, B O'Connell 0-1, B Deasy 0-1.
Ballinora: Barry Crowley; Alan O'Neill, Brendan Hourihan, Kenneth Greally; Tomas McGrath, Conor Brosnan, Patrick Cronin; Mike Lordan, Alan O'Shea; Darragh Corkery, Michael Murphy, Patrick Fitton; Kevin Murphy, David Howard, Dara Holmes. Subs: Dylan Dineen (ht).
Blarney: J Walsh; O Hegarty, D Cronin, S O'Brien; E Mullane, S Crowley, D McSweeney; R O'Donovan, K Costello; B Deasy, J Barrett, C Forde; E Hyland, C Buckley, P Crowley. Subs: A O'Shea 27, B O'Connell 34, C Hegarty 44. Referee: Mr Diarmuid Kirwan (Éire Óg).

Junior B Hurling Championship

Preliminary Round
Gleann na Laoi 1-12 Laochra Óg 2-5
Round 1
A Laochra Óg 0-5 Blarney 3-15
B Grenagh 1-9 Ballinora 5-15
C Ballincollig 5-17 Éire Óg 3-5
Round 2
1 Blarney 4-13 Ballinora 2-10
2 Ballincollig v Gleann na Laoi
3 Cloughduv w/o Donoughmore scr.
4 Aghabullogue 2-18 Inniscarra 2-8
Semi Finals: Blarney v Ballincollig or Gleann na Laoi; Cloughduv v Aghabullogue

Bord Gáis Energy U-21 Hurling

Cork play Tipperary in the All Ireland U21 Hurling final at Limerick on Sunday, August 26th at 5.30pm.
Cork (v Wexford in semi final): G Collins; D Lowney, E Murphy, N O’Leary; J Cashman, G Millerick, B Hennessy; MARK COLEMAN (BLARNEY), D Fitzgibbon; R O’Flynn, D Dalton, S Kingston; L Healy, T O’Mahony, J O’Connor. Subs: C Cahalane (36); A Myers (53); D Connery for Fitzgibbon (55); C O’Leary for Kingston (59); C O’Callaghan (61).

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Laochra Óg a bhuaidh U16 Hurling Championship final (Rebel Óg West). ©Nóra Ní Luasa

Laochra Óg

Laochra Óg 3-13 St. Patrick’s 1-10
Our u16 boys wrote themselves into the history book by winning the club’s first ever piece of silverware in the U16 Rebel Óg West Hurling Championship final in Annahala. Laochra Óg started brightly, with a fantastic point from centre back Ciaran Lucey, against a strong and skilful West Cork side. St Pat’s were first to hit the net but soon after Jack Sexton responded in style. Half time score 1-6 to 1-5. St. Pat’s upped the tempo in the second half, with 3 unanswered points. Eoin Healy was having the game of his life between the posts and we worked our way into a four point lead. James Slattery was unerring with frees and 65’s. Anthony Lynch had two inspirational scores. Brian Healy scored 1-3. The introduction of Danny Kelly worked wonders and he netted the third goal to ensure that the cup was heading for West Muskerry. Congratulations to all the boys on a superb performance and to our sponsor, M & J Kelleher.
Club Development Draw with Libby Coppinger, Cork Senior dual player, picking the winner, Shelia Hoare, Kilnamartyra €400. Sellers prize €25 Ó Luasa, Ballyvourney. John Grant, Nutricia, €25 voucher for M & J Kelleher, Clondrohid.
Well done to the Laochra Óg U14 Camogie team who played Barryroe in the County league. Apart from missing Aisling O Leary through injury, it was the first time all year when we had a full team available. Laochra Óg got the first couple of points and won the game well, in a very fine performance. It was a special night for Kate Holland in her first Camogie match with Laochra Og. Kate put in a fine display, as did the rest of the girls. Thanks to Sponsor James Hickey Kitchen and Bedrooms
Our u12 girls played Sliabh Rua in the league. Sliabh Rua scored 2 goals before our girls upped a gear and led 3 - 2 to 2-0 at halftime. We started the 2nd half with another goal but Sliabh Rua got a few goals to close the gap. We had some brilliant scores - a great goal from a 65, some lovely frees and 2 fantastic goalkeepers but we lost by a single point. We got 100% tonight from all our girls. Thanks to our sponsors Macroom Tidy Towns and Micheal and Nora Mc Carthy of Glenview motors.
Camp 4 Champs took place at Coláiste Ghobnatan August 14th, 15th and 16th. One hundred and twenty three children took part in the camp activities. Carthach Keane who organised the camp, had the following coaches involved :Bríd Stack (Cork Senior Ladies football), Dillon Ward (Cork Minor), Brian Hartnett (Cork Minor), Jack Kelleher (Cork Minor), Brian Turnbull (Cork U21), Libby Coppinger (Cork Senior Ladies dual player), Seán Wilson (Cork Senior football), Fionn Keane former Cork Minor, Cork U21 and Cork Intermediate. Laochra Óg members who helped out with the coaches were Lauren Healy, Maeve Healy, Ellie O’Connell and Daniel Murphy. Thanks to Ó Luasa Food Store, Ballymakeera for sponsoring food, Con Kelleher, Macroom for photography, Coláiste Ghobnatan for the use of the facilities, Údarás na Gaeltachta for the use of the ball alleys at Coláiste Íosagáin, Laochra Óg adults and members who prepared the grounds for the camp, who helped throughout the camp and who cleaned up after camp. Thanks also to “Mr. Cool Icecream” who served ice-cream on the last day of camp.

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Laochra Óg players and selectors. ©Con Kelleher

Macroom G.A.A.

Premier Intermediates: Macroom lost to Ballincollig by 10 points in the Kelleher Shield, Division 1 League. On a lighter note they had a joint training session with our U-9s and it proved both enjoyable and informative for all the players.
U-16s: had a terrific win over Érin’s Own in Caherlag. They led by 6-3 to 0-4 at half-time and the final score was Macroom 9-8, Érin’s Own 2-8.
U-12s: overcame Ahan Gaels (Catletownkinneigh/Enniskeane), away, in a league game on Fri. Aug. 17th .They won by 3 points in a tough against bigger and stronger opponents.
U-11s: Macroom played host to Ballinora in what was a very closely contested game, Macroom edged it with a couple of late scores.
The Premier Intermediates continue their low-key but intense preparations for their championship game against Bantry on Sept. 1st. The Juvenile Section held a Sponsored Walk on Sun Aug 19th. It was modestly supported and garnered a small sum. We thank all the walkers, sponsors, caterers and organizers, especially Concubhar and Julie Murray and their family.
Cork Players; Mark Hunt played for a Cork Mid/West/North U-14 football selection who played North Kerry and Mayo. Playing at wing back, he played well. Brian Healy continues to prepare with Cork U-14 hurlers for the final of the Tony Forristal trophy next week-end.

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Kevin Kilbane, former Ireland soccer international, with Macroom F.C. under-age players and Macroom and FAI coaches. ©Con Kelleher.

Macroom FC

The Cork AUL playing season commenced last weekend with Macroom A and B teams in action. In the Mossy Linnane Cup, Macroom A are in a five team Group C and played away to Coachford on Sunday morning in their opening game, losing on a 2-1 scoreline to the home side. Macroom were at home to Kanturk on Tuesday night at Murrayfield and are away to Lakewood on this Saturday afternoon in the same competition.
Macroom B are competing in the Division 3 league and drew their opening game 0-0. They are at home to Innishvilla in the Town Park and are at home to Kilumney on Thursday evening. Macroom B will be at home to Los Zarcos on Saturday at the Town Park and away to Lakewood on Thursday August 30th.

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William O’Riordan, Tony Fitzgerald, FAI President, Ted Lucey, Canon Roberts, Denis Murray, Chairman Macroom FC, John Delaney and J.J. Murphy at FAI Road Show in Macroom ©Lee Valley Outlook

 FAI Visit to Macroom FC

By Darragh Deasy.
The FAI Festival of Football Roadshow arrived at Murrayfield in glorious sunshine on August 16. The Roadshow was part of the FAI AGM which took place in Cork in 2018 and the governing body visited more than 40 clubs throughout the county during the weeklong festivities. They were eagerly awaited in Macroom and a huge local crowd witnessed the arrival of FAI CEO John Delaney, President Tony Fitzgerald, former Republic of Ireland senior men's internationals, Kevin Kilbane and Stephen Hunt, along with current women’s internationals, Amanda Budden and Roma McLaughlin. Colin O' Brien (U17 boys’ manager) and Colin Bell (senior women’s manager) also attended as well as FAI coaching and media groups. The Cork AUL were represented by Ted O'Mahoney and Martin Conlon.

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Tony Fitzgerald, FAI President and John Delaney FAI,with founding members of Macroom FC, Mrs. Roger Healy, Con O’Callaghan, Billy Hennigan and Michael Shine, at FAI Road Show ©Lee Valley Outlook

 While the officials mingled with the crowd, the coaching group and international players took to the field and had great fun with Macroom FC underage teams who were already exhibiting their skills on the fine Murrayfield surface. Following this, club chairman, Denis Murray gave an interesting and humorous history of the club’s beginnings to the present day. He then invited all to the unveiling of a plaque in memory of deceased members, conducted by Tony Fitzgerald. Macroom FC President, Willie O' Riordan, then made a presentation to Mr. Fitzgerald to mark the end of his three year term as FAI President. John Delaney, in turn, presented Macroom FC with a cheque for €5,000 and he also offered 100 tickets for upcoming senior internationals at the Aviva stadium, Dublin. Mr Delaney, in his address, complimented the club for the fantastic service which it provides to the community and the surrounding area. The FAI group was also delighted to hear of the huge growth of soccer in Macroom.
Among the big crowd were founding members of the very first soccer club formed in Macroom. This occurred back in 1965 and it set the seeds for the thriving club we see nowadays. John Delaney was suitably impressed with this and, in recognition, he invited all of those founding members to an upcoming international in the Aviva as his personal guests. There was just enough time for some refreshments provided by the Murphy's Costcutters team and an ice cream for the underage groups from Mr. Cool before the FAI bandwagon headed for their next pitstop. It was a marvellous occasion for Macroom FC. All of the vistors were more than accommodating for photos, autographs and plenty of discussion and this is very much appreciated by everyone who came along. On what was a really positive morning, it gives everyone volunteering at the club a great boost as the 2018/19 playing season gets underway.

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Alan O’Sullivan, winner on 43pts, receives the President’s Prize from Mr. Albert Groarke at Macroom Golf Club ©Lee Valley Outlook

 Macroom Golf Club

Results. 4/5 Aug Open Singles 1st-Jamie Kiely (Sl na mBan) 3 43pts -2nd-Ciaran Galvin-13--43pts 3rd-Gerard Galvin-14 43pts 4th-William Murray-8 43pts
6 Aug Invitational Singles. 1st-Padraig O'Brien-17 42pts 2nd-Michael Linehan-10--41pts
7 Aug- Munster Seniors 1st Cat A-Barry Mills-11 39pts; 1st Cat B-Eamonn O'Connor-16--41pts; 1st Cat C Paddy Mc Carthy 21 41pts
9 Aug American Golf Open Qualifier 1st David Hayes 16 47pts; 2nd Barry Ronayne 13 43pts
11 & 12 Aug Open Singles Overall Winner Keith Stafford 14 45pts 1st Cat 1 Barra Concannon 5 40pts 1st Cat 2 Tony Busher 9 40pts 1st Cat 3 Sean McLoughlin 12 43pts
14-Aug Seniors Scramble 1st-Barry Mills-11 Tess Kelleher-17 Tim Ryan-26 43.6
16 Aug American Golf Open Qualifier 1st-Rob O'Keeffe-10 44pts. 2nd-Olan Haskett-11 41pts.
Aug 18/19- President's Prize Mr Albert Groarke. First Alan O’Sullivan (B6) 13 43pts, Second-Murphy Cullinane (B9) 20 43pts. Third Martin O’Sullivan 10 43pts. Best gross Gary Morris 4 32pts Fourth Billy Lynch-18 42pts. Past Cpt & Pres Tom Fitzgerald 11 38pts. Committee-Olan Haskett-11--38pts. 1st Senior-David O’Connell-13 40pts. 2nd Senior-Dan O’Connor-19 39pts. 1st Student-James Verling-18 26pts. Cat:1 0/12--H/cap First-Michael Riordan-10 40pts. Second Owen O’Brien-9 39pts. Third-Barry Mills-11 39pts. 1 st Nine-John P. O’Connell-9 22pts. 2nd Nine Daniel Daly 12 21pts. -Cat :2 13/18 H/cap. First-Billy Oakes-12 41pts. Second Damien Murphy 16 41pts. Third Diarmuid Flahavan 17 40pts. 1st Nine Paschal McSwiney 15 22pts. 2nd Nine John Barrett 16 23pts. Cat :3 19/28 H/cap First Daniel Coakley 19 41pts. Second Michael Lynch 19 41pts. Third-Sean McCarthy-27 41pts. 1st Nine Paddy Mawe-19 19pts. 2nd Nine Tony O’Riordan 22 22pts. Longest Drive-Barra Concannon (302 yards). Nearest the pin Donal O’Brien (61 inches).
Fixtures:Tue Seniors. Thur- American Golf Open Singles. Sat & Sun Club Singles.